Introduction to Exponential Thinking and its application to ‘today’ with Christina Gerakiteys
This is the first 10 minutes of the talk that was part of the LAST Conference Anywhere series. The full talk is available for free for a limited time at the LAST Conference Clubhouse site: https://clubhouse.lastconference.com/
About the talk
At SingularityU Australia we thrive at the intersection of the Values of Humanity with the Value of Technology. The convergence of technologies means that anything is possible if we have the right mindset, a diverse team and a passion to impact the world for good. This session will introduce you to Exponential Thinking and how impossible can become possible.
Exponential technologies are those which are rapidly accelerating and shaping major industries and all aspects of our lives. Exponential technologies include artificial intelligence (AI), augmented and virtual reality (AR, VR), data science, digital biology and biotech, medicine, nanotech and digital fabrication, networks and computing systems, robotics, and autonomous vehicles. The solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges lie at the intersection of these exponential technologies. That is, when two or more of these technologies are used in combination, what is NOT possible?
For example, consider a potential healthcare solution that leverages machine learning, public health records, and individual genetic profiles to help prevent heart disease. Consider the use of Augmented and Virtual Realities to teach history in our schools and allowing students to ‘be there’. These are the types of solutions we are trying to enable through the innovation and learning platform we provide.
There’s no problem that we cannot solve when we apply exponential technologies and innovative ways of thinking. This approach is also referred to as an “abundance mindset.”
At SingularityU Australia, we have a hopeful outlook on the world and our future, and so we focus our energies on empowering others to create the abundant future we envision.
Christina will join us via video from Sydney, Australia
Christina Gerakiteys is Co-CEO of SingularityU Australia and is a catalyst for change. She has a talent for alchemizing the impossible into the possible. Christina knows human potential is unlimited.
Christina’s mission is to inspire and empower leaders to find solutions to humanity’s grandest challenges. Her work is focused at the intersection of the Values of Humanity with the Value of Technology. Christina is a fully accredited Singularity University Faculty Expert. She is the host of the SingularityU Australia Summit podcast, Inspire for 5 and is a regular host on the SingularityU Australia webinar series A Future By Design. She regularly contributes media articles and appears on radio and podcasts.
Her engaging style, depth of knowledge and authentic desire to impact the planet for good, have made Christina an in-demand, international, key-note speaker. Christina is a sought after corporate and university program designer and facilitator – her curriculums driven by design thinking, engagement, purpose and play. She lectures in Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship where she advocates Moonshot Thinking – disrupting current mindsets to encourage exploration into what is possible.
Title: Introduction to Exponential Thinking and its application to ‘today’ with Christina Gerakiteys
Date: Tuesday 5 May 2020 (Australia/NZ), Monday 4 May 2020 (North America)
Duration: 60 minutes
3:30p Melbourne/AEST (Find your local time)
About LAST Anywhere Talks
LAST stands for Lean, Agile and Systems Thinking. It was born out of meetup groups and then a conference, started in Melbourne AU in 2012. Since then, it grew to also be held in Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Adelaide. 1st Conference (Organisational Agility) and Spark the Change Melbourne (Meaning and Purpose at work and in society) are related conferences.
LAST Anywhere talks and workshops draw subject matter from the full range of topics covered by LAST, 1st and Spark the Change. Delivered online, they aim to provide non-formal learning and valuable interactions, and extend on the value provided by physical events.
All you need is a good internet connection, a webcam, headphones, and a microphone. Also, you will need the focus to be present and make the most of the session.